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Schuette wins Michigan Republican governor primary - 8/7/2018 8:45:03 PM

11 August 2018, 11:41 | Devin Moran

More than 90 Muslims including Deedra Abboud have entered races for public office on the local state and national levels

More than 90 Muslims including Deedra Abboud have entered races for public office on the local state and national levels

If Gretchen Whitmer wins in the general election she'll become the second woman ever to be Michigan's governor and could head an all-female democrat ticket in November.

Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor.

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday's primary.

Gretchen Whitmer has won the Michigan Democratic nomination for governor, according to the Associated Press.

"We need a governor who can get things done and is ready to roll up her sleeves and get things done", she said. Voters were also choosing primary candidates in Missouri and Washington.

In Michigan, State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday night, defeating three other candidates working to fill the seat to be vacated by conservative Gov. Rick Snyder.




"Whatever differences we may have, it is my hope starting tonight that we can unite in our common goals - more jobs, greater growth and bigger paychecks for MI families", he told backers in his hometown of Midland. He pointed to his June poll of likely November voters that showed 57 percent were extremely interested in the election and extremely motivated to vote, but among Democratic women it was 67 percent.

"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said. And either Republican business executive Lena Epstein or Democratic former auto bailout chief of staff Haley Stevens will succeed a retiring congressman in suburban Detroit.

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has declined Ben Shapiro's challenge to debate him for $10,000, likening the conservative host's offer to catcalling.

Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record.

"It's not totally predictive, but I think it's a very good sign that we're going to have an engaged, excited Democratic electorate turning out in November", said Dillon, whose party has struggled with turnout in past midterm elections.

Vice President Mike Pence, who sought to unify Republicans at a post-primary rally in Grand Rapids, said the "blue wall" crumbled in MI with Trump's 2016 win - the first for a GOP presidential nominee in decades.



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